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B.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington
Academic/Research Interests: Social Neuroendocrinology of Social Status, Competition, and Cooperation in Groups; Hormones and Behavior; Biopsychology of Sex and Gender; Biopsychology of Sport & Exercise; Women in Sport
- Introduction to Psychology Seminar: Hormones & Behavior
- Biopsychology of Sport and Exercise
- Behavioral Endocrinology
- Casto, K.V., Rivell, A., & Edwards, D.A. (2017). Testosterone and cortisol response to recreational sport competition in women and perceived personal success. Hormones and Behavior, 92, 29-36.
- Casto, K.V., & Edwards, D.A. (2016). Testosterone and reconciliation among women: After-competition testosterone predicts prosocial attitudes towards opponents. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 2, 220-233.
- Casto, K.V., & Edwards, D.A. (2016). Before, during, and after: How phases of competition differentially affect testosterone, cortisol, and estradiol levels in women athletes. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 2, 11-25.
- Casto, K.V., Elliot, C. M., & Edwards, D.A. (2014). Intercollegiate cross-country competition: Effects of warm-up and racing on salivary levels of cortisol and testosterone. International Journal of Exercise Science, 7, 318-328.
- Edwards, D. A., & Casto, K. V. (2013). Women’s intercollegiate athletic competition: Cortisol, testosterone, and the dual hormone hypothesis as it relates to status among teammates. Hormones and Behavior, 64, 153-160.
Reviews and Commentary:
- Casto, K.V., & Prasad, S. (2017). Recommendations for the study of women in hormones and competition research. Hormones and Behavior, 92, 190-194.
- Casto, K.V., & Edwards, D.A. (2016). Testosterone, cortisol, and human competition. Hormones and Behavior, 82, 21-37.
- Edwards, D.A., & Casto, K.V. (In press). The social neuroendocrinology of athletic competition. In P. Mehta and O. Schultheiss (Eds.), The International Handbook of Social Neuroendocrinology. Routledge/Psychology Press.
- Casto, K.V., & Mehta, P.H. (In press). Competition, dominance, and social hierarchy. In L. Welling and T. Schackelford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology. Oxford University Press.